- Luke 7:1-10
Luke 7:1 – 10 (ESV)
1 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people,£he entered Capernaum.
2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. (compassion)
3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. (faith = hearing)
4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him,
5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.”
6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. (no one is worthy)
7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. (power in a word)
8 For I too am a man set (under authority), with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
Review on Capernaum in the Bible?” Judgment for the Unbelievers—Matt. 11:20, 23-24
20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, because they hadn’t repented of their sins and turned to God. 23 “And you people of Capernaum, will you be honored in heaven? No, you will go down to the place of the dead. For if the miracles I did for you had been done in wicked Sodom, it would still be here today. 24 I tell you, even Sodom will be better off on judgment day than you.”
The city of Capernaum represents many who have been exposed to the gospel, may enjoy going to church, and consider themselves Christians by association. The familiarity with Jesus and His Word gives them a false sense of assurance that they are right with God when in reality Jesus will one day say to them, “Away from me, you evildoers! I never knew you” (Matthew 7:21–23).